RIM’s BlackBerry woes are well documented, with all eyes (and the Canadian company’s hopes) resting on the launch of their forthcoming BB10 OS and related devices. Today has seen a leaked spec sheet for the rumoured BB10-packing BlackBerry Laguna handset leak online. And if it’s anything to go by, RIM finally have a real contender on their hands.
Kicking off with the display, the handset’s said to be touting an impressive 4.2-inch screen, running at a high 1280×768 resolution. That gives it an iPhone 5-beating 355ppi density, compared to Apple’s 326ppi Retina display. Off to a good start then.
Under the hood is expected to be a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and 4G/LTE connectivity, alongside NFC, DLNA, Wi-Fi direct, Bluetooth 2.1 and 1GB of RAM. An 8MP autofocusing camera with flash is said to sit on the rear.
BlackBerry 10 is the OS onboard, though it’s referred to in the leak as Superphone/QNX OS, which may be cause to question the credibility of the leak.
An “L Series” BlackBerry London handset, which similarly offers a dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM, is thought to be the international variant.
BB10 handsets land in Q1 of 2013. Expect to see more concrete info on potential BB10 smartphones in the run up to the new year.
By Gerald Lynch | October 1st, 2012